FREE SPAY/NEUTER SURGERIES FOR PIT BULLS! Seattle Humane Society & PetSmart Charities team up to make a difference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2011
Great news for pit bulls! The Seattle Humane Society and PetSmart Charities® are joining forces to provide FREE spay and neuter surgeries for pit bulls and pit bull mixes in King County. The dogs will also receive free vaccinations, and microchips will be available for $5.
Pit Bull mixes make up approximately 30 percent of lost, stray and abandoned animals in our community's shelters. Thanks to this $77,200 grant from PetSmart Charities, we can help change those statistics by altering more than 750 dogs and helping save lives by ending unwanted litters.
Spaying and neutering actually improves a pet's health! The surgery eliminates reproductive cancers in females and prostate cancer in males. This simple surgery has many other benefits too, such as making dogs less likely to roam and get into fights.
If you have an unaltered pit bull, or know someone who does, make an appointment online today at seattlehumane.org or call (425) 649-7560.
ABOUT SEATTLE HUMANE Seattle Humane Society has received the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, for the third year in a row! Founded in 1897 to bring people and pets together, Seattle Humane Society provides incredible companion animals for adoption 7 days a week, pet workshops and training, a pet food bank, a low-fee spay/neuter surgery program, humane teen club, a visiting pets program and more. Seattle Humane Society is located in Bellevue, at 13212 SE Eastgate Way. For directions and more information, visit www.seattlehumane.org or call (425) 641-0080. ABOUT PETSMART CHARITIES® Established in 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets, raise awareness of companion animal welfare issues, and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. The largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, PetSmart Charities has provided more than $88 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations and, through its in-store adoption program, helped save the lives of more than 4 million pets. To learn more about how PetSmart Charities is working toward its Vision of a lifelong, loving home for every pet, visit petsmartcharities.org or call 1-800-423-PETS.